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Mercer County

1 Field (Gary Micsky)

September 22, 2014

Growth stage: late R6

Very slight bean leaf beetle
Beneficial insects present: Lot of lady beetle adults and larvae
Slight to moderate Septoria brown spot and brown stem rot
Leaf senescence has begun, pods and beans still green but nicely filled

September 8, 2014

Growth stage: R6

Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Japanese beetle – Severity: 1
Grasshoppers – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1 and decreasing
Slugs – Severity: 1
Beneficial insects present: Lot of lady beetles
Septoria brown spot is only on older leaves that are dropping.
Brown stem rot present, but mild

September 1, 2014

Growth stage: R6

Bean leaf beetle – Severity: 1
Japanese beetle – Severity: 1
Potato leafhopper – Severity: 1
Grasshoppers – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Slugs – Severity: 1
Beneficial insects present: Lady beetles
Septoria brown spot is only on older leaves that are dropping.

August 25, 2014

Growth stage: R5

Japanese beetle – Severity: 1
Potato leafhopper – Severity: 1
Grasshoppers – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Beneficial insects present: Lady beetles
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 1
Septoria brown spot is only on older leaves that are dropping. Insect defoliation is minimal.

August 11, 2014

Growth stage: mostly R4, some R5

Japanese beetle – Severity: 1
Potato leafhopper – Severity: 1
Grasshoppers – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Siverspotted skipper – Severity: 1
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 1
Septoria brown spot is only on older leaves that are dropping. Insect defoliation is minimal.

August 11, 2014

Growth stage: R4

Japanese beetles – Severity: 1
Potato leaf hopper – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Practically no diseases to report, very little defoliation

August 4, 2014

Growth stage: R3

Japanese beetles – Severity: 1
Potato leaf hopper – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Silver-spotted skipper – Severity: 1
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 1 (just on lower leaves)

July 28, 2014

Growth stage: R2

Japanese beetles – Severity: 1
Potato leaf hopper – Severity: 1
Soybean aphid – Severity: 1
Septoria brown spot – Severity: 1 (just on lower leaves)

July 21, 2014

Growth stage: R1

Practically no insect or disease noted
Good nodulation in field

July 14, 2014

Growth stage: R1

Practically no insect or disease noted
Some old brown spots on first true leaves, which are starting to drop

July 7, 2014

Growth stage: V4

Minor Septoria brown spot
Minor unidentified insect feeding
Plant are generally vigorous

June 30, 2014

Growth stage: V2

General plant color better than last week
Minor unidentified insect defoliation
Minor Septoria brown spot
Plants beginning to develop nodules

June 23, 2014

Growth stage: V1-2

Very minor insect feeding, likely bean leaf beetle
No diseases to report, but general yellow appearance to leaves

June 9, 2014

Growth stage: VC-V1

Scattered insect damage, nothing of concern
No diseases to report
Woodchuck and deer damage evident

June 9, 2014

Growth stage: VE-V1

No sign of insect or disease. 
Surprisingly, could not find any slugs in the heavy residue.